Anne E. Ralph is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Morgan E. Shipman Professor of Law at Moritz. She teaches Civil Procedure, Advanced Legal Writing, Legal Analysis and Writing (LAW) I and II, and Pretrial Litigation.
A leading voice in the national conversation on legal writing, Dean Ralph’s scholarship focuses on the intersection of law and narrative. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Boston College Law Review, Washington Law Review, Nevada Law Journal, and the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities. Her article “Narrative-Erasing Procedure” won the 2018 Penny Pether Award for Law and Language Scholarship.
Before joining the Moritz faculty, Dean Ralph practiced with law firms in Washington, D.C. and Columbus, focusing on copyright, civil rights, complex business litigation, and appeals. She also clerked for Judge Kenneth F. Ripple of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Dean Ralph is a member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Writing Institute (LWI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving legal communication and the second-largest organization of law professors in the United States. In 2020, she received The Ohio State University Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching.